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Messier 75
Messier 75
Credit: NASA, ESA

M75 (NGC 6864)

Messier 75 (NGC 6864) is a globular cluster located in the constellation Sagittarius, in the Galactic Center of the Milky Way Galaxy in the Local Group of galaxies. M75 is 68,000 light years away from Earth.

M75 is best viewed during late summer, is magnitude 9.2, and can be viewed with binoculars. M75 is 6.8' in apparent size. For reference, the full moon is 30' (arc minutes) in size.

      1. Name:
      1. Type:
      2. globular cluster
      1. NGC or IC:
      2. NGC 6864
      1. Magnitude:
      2. 9.2
      1. Viewing:
      2. binoculars
      1. Size:
      2. 6.8'
      1. Distance (light years):
      2. 68,000 LY
      1. RA:
      2. 20h 6.1m
      1. Dec:
      2. -21 55'
      1. Season:
      2. late summer
      1. Milky Way location:
      2. Galactic Center
      1. Galaxy group:
      2. Local Group

    * The naked eye can see up to magnitude 8 objects under ideal dark sky conditions.